Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT

Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT
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Pumpkins Pumpkin Themed Informational Writing First and Second Grade Common Core aligned

Pumpkin themed informational writing printables for October and November for grades one and two.

Please note that this file can also be found in our Fall Writing Bundle

Your file aims to give you supportive materials to complement your informational/explanatory writing and social studies program. This resource focuses on giving students a scaffolded, pragmatic approach to developing informational/explanatory writing skills. Your file focuses on writing about pumpkins and the pumpkin life cycle in light of informational Common Core Standards for writing.

~ Edit: The file now includes different header fonts that are more student friendly.

Common Core links for first and second grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts an definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

*** This file is aimed at teachers who use the Common Core State Standards.

Print off the appropriate pages and bundle as individual books. Start from the beginning of the file and work your way through.

This unit should last around 3 weeks, depending on your students' writing competencies and how long you dedicate to writing each week.

There are six sections to this file and some pages are in color for you to use as posters alongside the printable worksheets.

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Student book covers boy and girl

- Section One – About Pumpkins

About Pumpkins section page

Pumpkin vocabulary

Pumpkin life cycle poster

Pumpkin life cycle fill in

How does a pumpkin grow? Number & label, cut & paste

What is a Fact? Poster

Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkin Facts and Non-Facts

Class pumpkins facts brainstorm

Definitions work for 2nd graders

Pumpkin facts label the pumpkin

Pumpkin adjectives (senses)

Yummy pumpkins (kinds of food)

Pumpkin decorations

Pumpkins are a fruit

-Section Two – About Info/Explanatory Writing

About Informational/ Explanatory Writing section page

What is Informational Writing? color poster

Why do we read or write informational/explanatory texts?

What topics could you write about?

Parts of an info/explanatory writing piece poster (b&w)

Super helpers to remember structure color poster

Super helpers to remember structure b&w

Parts of an informational writing piece pumpkin style

Parts of an informational writing piece pumpkin style cut & paste, order of structure

Pasting page for previous activity

Self-correcting page for previous activity

Informational/explanatory text features color poster

Informational/explanatory text features label from prev. poster

Grammatical features color poster

Linking words cut and paste

Present tense work

Technical terms work (label pumpkin)

Forms of inform’l writing (list, sequencing. etc)

- Section Three – Learning to write using structure

Learning to section page

How to for teachers

Informational writing example one

Informational writing example two

Informational writing example three

The topic sentence with helper; Tilly Topic color poster

Possible topic sentence examples

Topic sentences using vocab prompts

Breaking it down – whole class oral task

Pumpkin topic sentence brainstorm (enlarge)

Now I can write my topic sentence

The Facts with helper; Fiery Facts color poster

Carving up the facts (are, have can)

Just the facts please

I know a lot about pumpkins (record research)

Pumpkin life cycle record stages (1st, 2nd etc)

“ “ “ “ (first, next, then, after this) template

How does a pumpkin grow? Record stages in own words

Summary with helper; Super Sam Summary color poster

Super summary – What does restate mean?

Breaking it down, pumpkin style connecting topic sentences and summary sentences

We can summarize (using topic sentences)

- Section Four – putting it together

Writing our own info. texts section page

Pumpkin happenings; how does a pumpkin grow?

Pumpkin, pumpkin, how do you grow?

A pumpkin grows and grows

My pumpkin

I know all about pumpkins

Pumpkin patch

this is a pumpkin

- Section Five – blank templates

Blank templates section page

Blank templates

- Section 6 – evaluations and reflections

Evaluating section page

Pumpkin rated writing self-assessment

Student achievement notice Common Core

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via TpT or emma@cleverclassroom.com.au

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